GeoSpatial Analysis

Graduate Theses and Research
Emporia State University

Graduate students at Emporia State University have utilized resources of the geospatial analysis program for M.S. thesis and GSA graduate research projects. These projects have employed geographic information system (GIS), aerial photography, satellite imagery, field spectroscopy, and global positioning system (GPS) technology to collect, process, and interpret geospatial data. Research subject areas include: archaeology, wildlife biology, geology, hydrology, geomorphology, forestry and wetland environments, soils, and tectonics.

 

Master of Science degree

  • Apolzer, K. 2000. Changes in model results as a function of changes in soil survey data: A GIS comparison of soil rating for plant growth (SRPG) values derived from the 1966 and 1999 versions of the Reno County, Kansas soil surveys. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 102 p.
  • Byerley, R.D. 1995. Chert gravel sources, hydrology, transportation, and deposition within the lower Neosho River, southeastern Kansas. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 79 p.
  • *Colbourne, F. 2005. Tsunami impact on the West Coast of Penang Island, Malaysia. Unpub. M.S. research project, Emporia State University, 53 p.
  • Corley, G.R. 2008. Paleodrainage and upland chert gravel of Anderson County, Kansas. Unpub. M.S. research project, Emporia State University, 99 p.
  • *Dahms, S. 2007. Renovation of a pond dam at Mississinewa Lake, Indiana. Unpub. M.S. research project, Emporia State University, 74 p.
  • Eccles, A.W. 1995. Utilization of tallgrass prairie by pronghorn in winter and spring based on GIS techniques. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 45 p.
  • *Eslick, J.C. 2002. Use of remote sensing data to evaluate change in the Endla Nature Reserve and Emajõe Suursoo Mire complex in Estonia. Unpub. master's thesis, Emporia State University, 157 p.
  • *Freeman, L.E. 2000. Three remote sensing studies in Shasta Valley, California. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 98 p.
  • Jacobson, W. 2004. Genesis of till and glaciotectonic landforms in the Devils Lake vicinity, North Dakota. Unpub. Master’s thesis, Emporia State University, 127 p.
  • Jeffrey, J.D. 1995. Spring movements, regional fidelity, and spawning habitat of sauger (Stizostedion canadense) in Melvern Reservoir, Kansas, and the global positioning system for aquatic surveys. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 123 p.
  • Krueger, R. 1993. Chert gravel and drainage development in Chase County, Kansas. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 63 p.
  • Landis, M.L. 2005. GIS analysis of Dakota flora localities. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 296 p.
  • Lewicki, M. 2000. Landsat imagery of Estonia. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 102 p.
  • Nang, K.N. 1998. Tree-growth response to climatic events as documented by tree-ring records and satellite imagery at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 67 p.
  • *Seigel, C.C. 2008. Landscape dynamics at Halden Creek, northeastern British Columbia. Unpub. M.S. research project, Emporia State University, 25 p.
  • Spellman, E. 1993. Geohydrology of Devils Lake vicinity, North Dakota, as interpreted from Landsat MSS data. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 98 p.
  • Stevenson, J. 2007. Forest cover change in the vicinity of Kill Creek Park as determined by historic air photos, Johnson County, Kansas. Unpub. research project for the M.S. degree, earth science emphasis.
  • Vopata, J. 2004. A study of patterned ground at Trinchera Peak, Colorado. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 72 p. See ESRS article.
  • *Wallace, J. 2000. Temporal studies of deciduous forests in northeastern Kansas using Landsat Thematic Mapper images. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 142 p.
  • Wilkins, N.H. 1997. Analysis of forest change at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas using Landsat thematic mapper data. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 83 p.
  • Wilson-Agin, E.R. 2003. The use of geophysical and remote sensing technology to locate and delineate unmarked graves in clay-rich soils of Kansas. Unpub. Master's thesis, Emporia State University, 80 p.

Note: * indicates distance-learning students.

Graduate GSA certificate

  • *Acosta, S.M. 2003. Mosaicking aerial images to be used for defining habitat boundaries on the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Unpub. research project, Emporia State University, 16 p.
  • *Alvarez, J. Flood forecast and vulnerability analysis for the City of Sacramento, California. Unpub. research report, Emporia State University.
  • *Banman, C. 2003. Using satellite imagery to evaluate wetland change with multi-temporal and unsupervised classification techniques. Unpub. research project, Emporia State University, 28 p.
  • *Colbourne, F.W. 2003. Using remotely sensed optical, thermal, and radar data for land-use and land-cover classification. Unpub. research project, Emporia State University, 45 p.
  • *Graves, B. 2007. Remote control, small-format aerial photography: The Easy Star way. Unpub. GSA research project, Emporia State University, 36 p.
  • Harrell, K. 2006. Historical airphoto database and vegetation change analysis for ESU Ross Natural History Reservation, Lyon County, Kansas. Unpub. GSA research project, Emporia State University, 30 p. See ESRS article.
  • *Korenman, T. 2004. Combination of spatial analysis methods to monitor seasonal changes at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas. Unpub. research report, Emporia State University, 25 p.
  • Landis, B. 2007. Field goniometer for spectral radiometry: Design, construction, and testing. Unpub. GSA research project, Emporia State University, 12 p. See ESRS article.
  • *Manders, G. GIS database and remote sensing of 2007 flooding at Miami, Oklahoma. Unpub. research report, Emporia State University.
  • *Mueller, J. 2008. Wetlands of Pomona Lake vicinity, Osage County, Kansas. Unpub. research report, Emporia State University.
  • Salley, S. 2005. Surficial geology of the Hamilton Quarry area, Greenwood County, Kansas. Unpub. GSA research project, Emporia State University, 20 p.
  • *Zupancic, J.W. 2003. Application of geospatial analysis techniques to assess vegetative cover and open water surfaces in the Cheyenne Bottoms wetlands. Unpub. research project, Emporia State University, 40 p.